We are seeking an innovative and passionate teacher with a flexible growth mindset to teach as part of our junior programme (Y7–10) with the ability to teach two or more of technology, arts, languages, maths (please specify). This position may suit an experienced primary-trained teacher or a secondary-trained teacher with experience teaching at intermediate level. A commitment to providing rich authentic learning contexts in an integrated way across curriculum areas is essential, as is the ability to develop and create flexible and responsive assessment practices for students. All staff are appointed under the PPTA Collective – guaranteed 5 hours of non-contacts a week.
Ellesmere College is an innovative and forward-thinking, decile 8 coeducational Y7–13 school located in Leeston, approximately 30 minutes south of Christchurch. With a school redevelopment in progress, this is an exciting time to join a progressive school and be a part of leading and designing change in New Zealand education.
Our pedagogical approach is based on strong positive relationships which provides contextualised and coherent opportunities for deep learning. Learning design is based on learner voice and agency which allows ākonga to develop skills, knowledge and qualifications. Collaborative practice is fundamental to our integrated junior curriculum and it is expected that the successful candidate will positively support the pedagogical direction and journey we are on. We strongly encourage applicants to read about our learning design on our website and/or visit the College.
Our school is community-focused and we encourage all staff to contribute to the varied learning opportunities that are offered to students in such an environment. We are a PB4L & restorative practices school and believe strongly in building and enhancing positive professional relationships with young people.
How to apply
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